Not impressed

Biden, a good deal too late, is making a big show of being Mister Ethics.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a plan Monday for how his administration would prioritize ethics should he be elected president in 2020, pledging to “ensure that no future president can ever again abuse the office for personal gain.”

In a rebuke of the Trump administration, Biden pledges to “restore” ethics in government, “rein in executive branch financial conflicts of interest,” and “return integrity” to decision making in his administration.

That’s nice, but it’s a great pity he didn’t tell his son that he (the son) couldn’t use his daddy’s job in the White House as a lever to extract highly-paid jobs from Ukrainian gas companies.

The ethics plan comes a day after the former vice president’s son, Hunter Biden, announced that he will resign at the end of the month from his board role in the management company of a private equity fund backed by Chinese state-owned entities.

Fascinating, but how did he have such a role in the first place? Because of who his daddy is.

CNN piously tells us “There is no evidence of wrongdoing by either Joe or Hunter Biden.” That’s very nice, but there is plenty of evidence (and self-declaration) of this creepy tacky ugly profiteering. It’s not criminal and it may not be exactly corrupt, but it’s a good deal too close.

On Sunday, Hunter Biden also pledged to not work for any foreign-owned companies or serve on their boards should his father be elected President, and his father told reporters that his family and associates would not work for foreign companies if he is elected president, saying he would have “build on the squeaky clean, transparent environment” in the White House reminiscent of former President Barack Obama’s administration.

Blah blah blah blah, but until now Hunter Biden apparently hasn’t hesitated to profit from his father’s resumé.

 

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